Kayakers?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by xxJONxx, May 6, 2009.

  1. xxJONxx

    xxJONxx Guest

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    Any other kayakers here? I do so only casually, haven't done anything major yet. Last summer I kayaked the Hoover Dam, I'll try to dig up some pictures. I think my ex gf might have taken them, haha.
     
  2. TheMan

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    On day when I have extra $$ I will get more into kayaking. It is such a peaceful hobby. I was close to buying one a few years ago, but I could not decide between a short white water kayak or a long open water one. I will own both one day.:D
     
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  3. Keith

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    I'll go with a friend when invited. I would really like to participate in a run they have here that starts in our town and follows the river system all the way to the Gulf.
     
  4. thoffman

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    Kayakers

    I'm not a kayaker yet but hope to be by the end of the summer... I am currently in the process of building a sea kayak from cedar strips. It has been a slow process for me because the Kayak takes a back seat to all of the other things in my life. So far, I have half of the Hull complete. I still have a ways to go.

    It will either be a kayak or the one of the best bonfires my neighborhood has seen.

    Here's what it will look like, eventually (only not as good)...

    Guillemot | Guillemot Kayaks
     
  5. hophead

    hophead New Member Tavern Member

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    I took kayaking lessons a couple of weeks ago. It was a blast! I hadn't been in a kayak since I was a kid. I will probably buy one late this summer or early fall.
     
  6. BigDumbBear

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    I have done it in the past. We had little river/play boats and spent a lot of time playing in the creeks around here. I hit a few class 3 rapids at one point and I think one class four, but it freaked me out a bit. I never got comfortable enough to feel safe in the larger stuff. We sold our boats off because we didn't have enough time to keep up with the sport and neither me or my dad could set comfortably in them for very long. I do really wanna get a sit-on-top kayak setup for fishing someday. It was a lot of fun.
     
  7. riderman14

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    i live here in Fla. on the intercoastal.i have a couple of friends that own some kayaks.one has asit on top "fishing" kayak that he lets me borrow from time to time.it is the BEST!it's quiet and fairly comfortable.and i'm 6'2 190.for a few hours i think i've died and gone to heaven.sooo much fun cause you can just cruise and sneak up on all the wild life here and you see things other power boaters often miss.try sneaking up on a 10 foot gator sunning himself and touching his nose with the paddle!!!!!!what a f%$&*^ing rush!!!kayak on!!!
     
  8. Donald

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    I love kayaking! I am no professional or anything but I enjoy trying!
     
  9. Sean

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    My wife and I got two 11 ft. Islander Kayaks a few years ago, they are great. They are sit-in type, but made out of some sort of plastic.

    I have done a lot of canoeing, and the kayak is soo much nicer. Quieter, quicker, easier to maneuver, and just makes me feel more like part of the surroundings. I really like being lower in the water, especially on windy days.
     
  10. Janie

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    There aren't really good places for kayaking here. Where all do you take your kayak's out to?
     
  11. itself

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    We do a ton of kayaking, and some amazing places to paddle here in the desert. Bartlett Lake, the Blue Reservior, and Lake Mary just to name a few.

    We have a tandem Wilderness Systems Kayak and love it. I have to say, the Hobie peddle kayaks are pretty cool, but pretty pricey too. Nothing like being on the water!

    Lisa
     
  12. LittleDonny

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    How much is a cheap kayak?
     
  13. hophead

    hophead New Member Tavern Member

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    That depends on the type of kayak. For an entry level recreational boat for instance and associated gear: helmet, floatation vest, & paddle, you're lookin at around $500 to start.
     
  14. Grape Ape

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    Cool, I built a wood strip canoe in highschool. Have you put any fiberglass cloth or resin on it yet? If not let me know I will give you some tips to make it perfect before you get the cloth on. It will look like it was built by someone who has built 50 of them.
     
  15. thoffman

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    Grape Ape - I'm all ears. I still have a long way to go before I get to the fiberglassing.

    Thanks...TRH
     
  16. Green

    Green Completely Human

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    A hobie is my other bike!
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  17. Green

    Green Completely Human

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    My only advice to your is DON'T
     
  18. TxCyclist

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    Don't go cheap, or don't go kayaking?
     
  19. Green

    Green Completely Human

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    wow, I can't believe I left that door open...:confused:

    Don't go cheap... you won't like the results (experience talking here).
     
  20. juangear

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    I live in the Verde Valley and have been kayaking Class V whitewater for well over a decade. I use to instruct kayaking & rafting in Sedona, Clarkdale (AZ) and at the University of Maine. I would like to start a kayaking roll session at the new Cottonwood Recreation Center 928.639-3200 please call and state your interest to learn and leave your contact info. This class would possibly be weekly at their pool.